Geodis strengthens pharma offering with Gandon Transports acquisition

By Rachelle Harry

Supply chain firm Geodis is set to expand its presence in the pharma market with the acquisition of temperature-controlled logistics business Gandon Transports.

Geodis said Gandon Transports, which specialises in the transport of pharma products at controlled temperatures of 2°C to 8°C and 15°C to 25°C, has an extensive network of warehouse and trucking services that will strengthen its capacity to distribute to pharmacies, hospitals and wholesalers throughout France.

Marie-Christine Lombard, chief executive at Geodis, committed: “This acquisition will consolidate Geodis’ status as a key player in the healthcare market. From inventory planning to temperature-controlled storage and transport to the final recipient, we want to offer our customers a complete and reliable solution throughout the supply chain.”

Stéphane Cassagne, executive vice president of Geodis’ distribution and express line of business, added: “This operation will meet our customers’ growing demand for the temperature-controlled transport of the healthcare products. This new resource will enable us to offer our current and future customers a transport service for heat-sensitive products, anywhere in France.”

Joël Gandon, president of Gandon Transports, said: “By joining the Geodis group, a world leader in transport and logistics, we will be able to offer greater opportunities to our customers and employees. At the heart of this alliance are the strong and shared values of customer service and employee satisfaction.”

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